I hate cluttering this thread, but you're just being an ass. No one refuted or brought up a cage vs the x brace. A properly built cage will do wonders to chassis stiffness while taking space in an already tight cab, adding creaks and squeaks, decreasing safety when not wearing a helmet, making the cab/bed harder or impossible to remove from the frame.... the list goes on. For those reasons 90% of people here will never cage their trucks.
The brace does exactly what is designed to do, stiffen the stock chassis with no ill effects short of a little loss in ground clearance. Its a good product. Is it needed for drag racing probably not for a huge effect. But realistically it wont hurt as well. Most guys on here have trucks that are for all around fun, Not purpose built. I think ill go over and crap in your LCA thread now, instead of clogging up op's thread.
Simple as this....do the test I mentioned and repeat back
As for doing anything to any thread go right ahead I could give a **** less.....the brace is useless and unless you can prove otherwise or anyone else it will remain being said it is useless...you can gain stiffness as well by swapping out the old wore out body mounts.
As for not hurting in drag racing...it's unneeded weight, so it adds weight which slows ya down, remember this is community that swaps out there dual core rad for a single core to save weight
So what you're saying is ppl need to stiffen their chassis on a daily truck...yet trucks been around for decades without needed a x brace to stiffen their dailys
Now a cage or roll bar can be hidden and designed where doesn't effect cab comfort...most don't place main hoop in correct location when it should be above drivers helmet..so with no helmet it should clear well if designed correctly
But ppl like to spend money on things that are fancy to some and not practical to others which is the x brace
Now to help OP.... aftermarket parts aren't designed with other aftermarket parts in mind